Dilan Lurr sees Namacheko’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection as a crossroads, the breaking of dawn, a beginning: “I started out the collection by thinking very Mesopotamian. It is where I am from, and it gives me a sense of pride. I was thinking about the kings— Nebuchadnezzar, Gilgamesh, Lugalzagesi—everything from Uruk to the new Babylonian dynasty. It was the birth of knowledge and civilization as we know it.” Somewhere among the folkloric and the fever dream and Plato and your iPhone 11, cultural riches, awash in fur and mosses and erotic plastics, once again become Namacheko’s medium. Dominant ways of knowing, of writing history and geography, find no foothold here.